The Convert Boundary option can be used to convert an existing boundary in your model into a different type of boundary, or drawing tool. This saves the trouble of having to delete a boundary and re-enter the coordinates as a different boundary type. For example, you might want to convert a Water Table into a Piezometric line. This could be easily done with the Convert Boundary option.
To use Convert Boundary:
Select Convert Boundary from the Boundaries menu.
Use the mouse to select the boundaries you would like to convert. NOTE:
you can select any type of Slide model boundary to convert (except the External Boundary)
you can select any number of boundaries at the same time
you can select different types of boundaries at the same time
When you are finished selecting, press Enter or right-click and select Done Selection.
You will see a dialog which allows you to select the new boundary type. NOTE:
you may choose from Material, Water Table, Piezometric Line, Tension Crack or Polyline drawing tool
if the selected boundary forms a closed polygon, then you will have the additional choice of converting the boundary into a Polygon drawing tool
Select a boundary type in the dialog, select OK, and all selected boundaries will be converted into the new boundary type.
Right Click Shortcut
Convert Boundary is also available as a right-click option for individual boundaries. This works as follows:
Locate the cursor over a boundary that you wish to convert.
Click the RIGHT mouse button, and the boundary will be "selected".
A popup menu will appear with a Convert Boundary sub-menu.
Choose a boundary type from the sub-menu and the selected boundary will be converted to the new boundary type.